Dorothy Feltner, Americorps VISTA reporting in from Lotts Creek.

After a long 3 days at Appalachian Coal Country Team training conferences, I’m pretty excited to be back home. Beckley, WV was nice, but the “prison bed” accommodations were not my favorite part. I did learn some really great things about grant writing and project management that will prove useful in the future. It really feels like this is conference season. I have some sort of conference or similar engagement every other week. This week will be a Farmers Market Gathering in Berea, KY, then on the 29th of October a Strengthening Local Food Systems gathering in Abingdon, VA.  The to conferences I am most excited for are happening the week of November 10th. I will be attending the international Slow Money conference in Louisville, KY (which I was awarded a scholarship to attend) and the Beginning Farmer’s conference in Lexington, KY. I will get see Wendell Berry and many other amazing people speak at Slow Money. I’m incredibly excited and grateful for the opportunity to learn and network on an international level! I’m also very excited to hide in my mountain bungalow once conference season is done. Winter is coming!

Farmers’ Market Gathering

Strengthening Local Food Systems

Slow Money

Beginning Farmers’ Conference